Employee Spotlight: Juli Durant

The driving force and momentum behind OlympiaTech Electric is our dedicated team. We are truly powered by our people! Get to know the members of the OlympiaTech team more personally in our employee spotlight feature. Today, we’re introducing you to one of our rockstar project coordinators, Juli Durant.


Describe your role at OlympiaTech in 10 words or less.
I assist the team in completing successful projects on time and on budget.

How long have you been working at OlympiaTech?
It has only been 19 months but feels longer because it feels like home.  I enjoy the comfortableness (not even a word) of the work environment… everyone is family!

How long have you worked in the electrical/construction industry? How did you get started in the industry?
As hard as it is to say… almost 22 years. I started as receptionist at Adolfson and Peterson, I worked hard, asked lots of questions, learned everything I could from everyone around me, and kept on moving up.

What are three words to describe OlympiaTech?
Family, Fair, and Fun!

What is your favorite part about working for OlympiaTech?
The work environment. It is a healthy, family-like atmosphere… everyone is equal and works together.

What has been your favorite project at OlympiaTech?
Junior Achievement. (1) Because of the objective of the organization. (2) I get excited thinking of the all the kids whose lives will be impacted by this great facility. (3) It is a unique project – the historic features in the building, the up-and-coming technology that will fill each classroom, and the combination of those two elements in harmony when the building is complete.

What’s one tool/resource/app you couldn’t live without?
Adobe Acrobat XI Pro. The software allows me to merge and extract pages quickly, put markups on pages easily, and edit existing documents for the project managers.

What’s one thing most of your coworkers and colleagues don’t know about you?
I have a deep irrational fear of microphones… I can speak in public and in front of large groups but if anyone hands me a microphone I freeze up.